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ISSUE #568
For the first time, the Ministry of Culture leveraged an OTT platform to broadcast high-quality Taiwanese films in India, encouraging Indian audiences to learn about Taiwan through films and increase their interest in Taiwan. The selected films demonstrate the diversity and richness in the culture of Taiwan.
To celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Taiwanese American Heritage Week, the Ann Arbor District Library hosts a series of events at its Downtown branch, including a one-month exhibition from May 1 to 31. Tiger-themed art prints by Taiwanese artists are displayed at the exhibition.
The Culture Division of the Taipei Representative Office in the United Kingdom, with the support of the Ministry of Culture, has helped bring the works of Taiwanese artists Li Yuan-chia and Hsieh Tehching to feature in Whitechapel Gallery's Spring Exhibition, "A Century of the Artist's Studio 1920-2020," from Feb.24 to Jun. 5.
Ministry Updates
Taipei International book fair to go live in June
The 2022 Taipei International Book Exhibition will be held physically at the Taipei World Trade Center and online from June 2 to 7 under the main theme of "Reading & Publishing beyond the Pandemic." To attract more readers to purchase books, MOC will launch a coupon program to distribute 200,000 coupons during the book fair.
Three Taiwanese artists selected for residency in France
Three Taiwanese comic artists have been selected for the 2022-2023 artists-in-residence of the National Center of Cartooning and Imagery, a cultural center based in Angouleme, and House of the Comic Strip, a comic museum in Blois City, France.
MOC mourns the passing of veteran artist Chou Chen
Veteran artist Chou Chen, renowned for his works in painting, seal engraving, and traditional poetry, passed away on May 24 at the age of 81. A certificate from the Ministry of Culture will be presented to him to commend his lifetime contribution to the field of arts and culture.
Cultural Features
Taiwanese sculptor Lee Kuang-yu brings together the concept of East and West in his works to capture a full picture of humanity. With an open mind, he has taken on ideas and attitudes from both Eastern and Western cultures, incorporating his own Taiwanese culture and Buddhist beliefs with an understanding of Western modernism to create a unique style of sculpture all his own.
Sculptor | Lee Kuang-yu
The Kaohsiung City Government proposed the Hamasen Restoration Project, seeking and receiving funding subsidies from the Ministry of Culture's Reconstruction of Historical Scenes project. Among the various goals within this overarching restoration project are the restoration of the Old Sanwa Bank and the Trade Building to their historical appearances, both of which are efforts of some notable importance.
The Hamasen Restoration Project (First Financial Street)
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